What started as a curious indulgence has turned into a little love affair. I thought I’d take an afternoon off from my regular studio practice and play with printmaking. The immediacy of it, the textures and the way the colour soaks in to the paper waiting for the next layer have captured me. I’m still exploring but I wanted to share these pieces with you. I hope you enjoy them!
Created using multiple layers of printing and brushwork. After I spent some time exploring and deciding on techniques and tools, my goal was to bring the works to a blend of printmaking and painting. To take advantage of the lo fi nature of my approach and have it revealed in the marks. To combine a sense of modernity and time.
For the textures I wanted I combined traditional techniques of using gel plates and a stone plate with using parchment paper as a plate to get the irregular marks and lines I was looking for.
Incorporating organic forms as stencils and objects that behaved as a mask brought more options to the works.
Some of the pieces were done with a brush on the plate, again, looking for texture.
The process allowed me to find new solutions, to add textures and create a different environment and approach to my abstract work. I’m currently exploring bringing what I’ve learned to canvas and am excited to share those soon!